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Almost 1.3 million emergency parcels provided in last 6 months

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  • New figures from the Trussell Trust show more emergency food parcels were given out during the April to September period than ever before
  • Over the last six months, 320,000 people have been forced to turn to food bank in the Trussell Trust network for first time
  • New research finds one in five people referred to food bank in the Trussell Trust network are in working households
  • The charity is urging the UK government to take immediate action as food banks face ‘breaking point’
  • Volunteers set for busiest winter yet as levels of need outstrip donations 

New figures released today by the Trussell Trust reveal that 1.3m emergency food parcels were provided to people between April and September this year by food banks in the charity’s UK network and almost half a million of these went to children. (more…)

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